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dell dimension 4700...driver problems?


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OK im working on a dimension 4700 for a friend.
I formated reinstalled a fresh copy of xp home. When i booted up i could not get on the net.
The video seemed slow. I went to the dell website put in the pc service code.Downloaded the drivers they give for the machine. And they seem to do nothing at all. Do i need a motherboard driver first? i cant find one anywhere. To get net i had to put in my own network card. And boom i had net instantly.
I looked for hours for drivers that would work. Video audio ...etc after installing them there seems to be no change at all. :whistling:
I do have the computer up and running. But im not sure why some of the onboard things dont work or work poorly. Later today im meeting my frined again and he will test it. To let me know how its running compared to how it was before. I would really like to be able to take my own card out and use what is supposed to be working in there...

any help will be greatly appretiated.. :blink:
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also he has lost or borrowed out all the discs that came with the machine.
was thinking of going to a dell shop? maybe they can give me what i need?
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. You can find out the make/model of the motherboard and on board components using Everest Home Edition. Get it at http://www.majorgeek...tion_d4181.html
Once you know what you have, then try getting drivers. Everest will have links shown in the report, and these sometimes work. If worst comes to worst, there is always Dell tech support! They should be able to replace his system restore/driver disk although they may charge a fee for it.
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Great! Thanks alot for the help...when i go over ther on wednseday ill give it a go. :whistling:
Never had trouble like this getting drivers. :blink:
But with good info it always gets done.
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